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Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak peek.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Binary, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Binary

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    Time to unveil what I've been working on for the better part of a week now...

    Frankly, this forum software is fucking terrible. It's ugly, it's awful on mobile devices (is anyone else sick of pinch-zooming?), and its usability leaves a lot to be desired. I think TiB deserves better.

    Last week I needed a diversion so I bought a copy of XenForo (http://www.xenforo.com) and started working on it. I've got an old-ish copy of the data imported, I've got a theme put together, I've got a reputation mod installed, and I'd like some feedback. Your current username and password will work:

    http://beta.theidiotboard.com


    Stuff that I know is broken:
    - YouTube links. I have a fix but am working on a better one.
    - In-line image attachments aren't placed in-line.
    - User titles haven't been set yet

    Poke around, tell me what you think.
     
  2. Parker

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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    I like it and I just barely poked around. Good shit.
     
  3. Nettdata

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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    Many thanks to Binary for this.

    While I'm a bit of a techie, forum software is something I can kind of figure out, not something I know... Binary totally kicks my ass with his abilities on that front, and this showcases that very well.

    Needless to say, this is 100% his doing.

    He's also been kind enough to pick up the cost of the license, so thanks for that as well!

    It's kind of nice just sitting back and watching people make shit happen... especially ones that know what they're doing.
     
  4. Nettdata

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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    Any ideas about rep/karma?
     
  5. Binary

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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    The rep mod is installed. I was going to look at importing current rep.
     
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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    Nice. Or we could just treat it as a rep reset.
     
  7. Revengeofthenerds

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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    I don't know enough about tech to offer anything more insightful than "looks good," but I just wanted to say thanks for everything.

    This place is awesome entertainment, and it's free, but I know that's only because of the hard work people like Binary and Nett put in behind the scenes. So.... Thanks again.
     
  8. Rush-O-Matic

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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    Awesome. Much better for mobile. Thanks, dude! Looking forward to it.
     
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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    Great job! And thank you!

    It looks good, it'll just take a little getting used to.

    (And hopefully, I won't have the comic sans issue I'm having at the moment. Yay!)
     
  10. bewildered

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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    Beautiful! Very clean looking. My eyes don't scroll as smoothly on the new layout because it is unfamiliar but after a time of looking at that site instead of this one, I'll get used to it.

    BJs and booze for Binary!
     
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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    And a quick double post to say--is there no message limit in the inbox?! NO LIMIT? Like I could have 10k of them in there and nobody would even care?!

    Yessss.
     
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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    My username is not found... Should I be taking a hint?
     
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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    I like it. I like how the person starting the thread is listed on the left.

    You're a nice guy binary.
     
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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    Looks great. Very different, but great. It's easy to figure out too so great job.
     
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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    In the words of James Joyce; "It gives me a great cockstand."

    What I'm trying to say is, I like it.
     
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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    I say just do it as a rep reset, it's not biggie.

    Is there going to be a way to change the color scheme?

    Thanks for the work!
     
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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    Is there a "first unread post" link? I don't see it on the mobile site but I might be blind. It's easy to navigate though. Thanks.
     
  18. Rush-O-Matic

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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    Will the new changes increase the boobie thread posts? If not, I suggest implementing that feature.
     
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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    Thanks for all the comments!

    Hooray for booze and BJs!

    Your user is there, looks normal in every way. Try it again.

    Not sure yet. Suggestions on color scheme mods?

    Good point - simply clicking the thread title now brings you to the first unread post in the thread.
     
  20. The Village Idiot

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    Re: Changes are coming to The Idiot Board! Here's a sneak pe

    It looks great, Binary. Nice to see that the issues thus far are very minor sounding.